surgeon's knot
noun Date: 1733 a reef knot in which the first knot has two turns — see knot illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Surgeon's knot — Knot details name=Surgeon s knot caption=The surgeon s knot before tightening showing the two twists in the bottom and the one on top. names= Ligature knot type= binding type2= bend strength= origin= related= reef knot, Double overhand knot… …   Wikipedia

  • surgeon's knot — n any of several knots used in tying ligatures or surgical stitches esp a square knot in which the first knot has two turns * * * surgical knot a knot in which the thread is passed twice through the first loop to prevent slippage …   Medical dictionary

  • surgeon's knot — n. any of several knots used as by surgeons in tying ligatures: see KNOT1 …   English World dictionary

  • surgeon's knot — sur′geon s knot n. a knot resembling a reef knot, used by surgeons for tying ligatures and the like • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • surgeon's knot — /ˌsɜdʒənz ˈnɒt/ (say .serjuhnz not) noun a knot resembling a reef knot but with a double turn in the first part, used by surgeons for tying ligatures, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • surgeon's knot — a knot resembling a reef knot, used by surgeons for tying ligatures and the like. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • surgeon's knot — noun A knot derived from the reef knot commonly used by surgeons …   Wiktionary

  • surgeon's knot — noun a reef knot with one or more extra turns in the first half knot, as used to tie a ligature in surgery …   English new terms dictionary

  • surgeon's knot — noun any of several knots used in tying stitches or ligatures • Hypernyms: ↑knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • double surgeon's knot — a knot used to attach a tippet to a leader in fly fishing. A loop is made, a single overhand knot tied, and doubled. Various websites have animated steps showing how to tie this knot …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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